THEATRE listings


Yonadab Wed l4—Sat 17 Feb. 7.30pm. £4 (£3—£3.50). Edinburgh University Theatre Company takes on Peter Schaffer‘s tale of deceit. intrigue and lust.


Ladywell Way. Masselburgh. 665 2240. IP. H. 'I'T. WC. WA]

Hamlet Thu l—Sat l7 Feb (not Sun). 7.30pm (lpm mat Wed 7 Feb). £5.50—£8 (£l—£4). Preview performance Thu 1 Feb. all tickets £l. In the hands of superb actor Liam Brennan. it’s safe to assume that there'll be nothing rotten about this particular production of Shakespeare‘s tragedy.


l3—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. lH. WC. WA]

Happy Birthday Postman Pat Fri 9—Sun I 1 Feb. See Kids age. Dialogues Des Carmelites Thu 1 & Sat 3 Feb. 7.15pm. See Classical listings. Carol Rosa Opera - Die Fledermaus Tue l3-Sat l7 Feb. See Classical listings.

mystery. when a murder is announced in the local paper. before it happens.

Spook .

In Praise Of Love Tue l3—Sat 17 Feb. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat tnats 2.30pm).

£10.50—£lb.50 (£7.50—£l3.50). Real life

theatrical couple lsla Blair and Julian Glover go head to head in this touring production of Terence Rattigan‘s play. Having suffered a long and cold marriage. Lydia and Sebastian are faced with a series of dramatic incidents which put their union to the test let's hope the couple haven‘t been method acting at home. See preview.

PLAYHOUSE l8—22 Greenside Place. 0870 6063-124. lH. WC. WA]

Jesus Christ Superstar Sat It) Feb-Sat 3 Mar (not Sun). 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm). £5.50—£25.50. Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber back in I972. this ecclesiastical intisical is still a firm favourite. featuring top tunes such as ‘1 Don‘t Know How To Love Him' and ‘Superstar‘. See preview.


Elm Row. Leith Walk. 317 3000. (P. WC. WA]

The Importance Of Being Earnest Tue 6—Fri 9 Feb. 7.30pm (Fri mat 2.30pm). £5 (£3). Queen Margaret University College open their spring season with Oscar Wilde's comedy of manners. chock full of lost parents. handbags and great one-liners.


2 Leven Street. 529 6000. IH. "IT. WC. WA]

A Murder ls Announced Tue o—Sat to Feb. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm). £8.50—£l3 (£5.50--£l2). lt's soap central at the King's this week. as two former Eusrenders stars. Leila Birch and Andrew Lynford (gay icon Simon and feisty Italian Teresa di Marco) are joined by ex-Cmssmads regular Glenda Barlow (aka Lynette McMorrough) for this Agatha Christie thriller. Also representing the small screen are campsite queen Ruth Madoc. Summer Wine stalwart Juliette Kaplan and Doctor At Large Geoffrey Davies. They all find themselves embroiled in a deadly


Grindlay Street. 248 4848. IP. H. 1T. WC. WA]

A Listening Heaven Until Sat 3 Feb. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £7—£l7.50 (£l—£l2). The last few days of young playwright Torben Betts‘ new play. centred on a dysfunctional family.

A View From The Bridge Sat 10 Feb—Sat 10 Mar (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm). £7—£lS (ill—£7.50). Free preview Sat l0 Feb; Pay—What-You-Can night Mon 12 Feb. Written over 40 years ago. Arthur Miller's angst-ridden tale of life in |950s New York still packs a powerful punch today. Hot-headed Eddie (‘arbone struggles to keep the relationship with his niece on a strictly uncle level but ends up embroiled in a tangle of incest. racism and immigration issues. See preview.

TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. IP. H. 'IT. WC. WA]

Far From Home Sat 3 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). A performed reading of Nick

Eisen’s new play about immigration troubles on a small island.

Monday Lizard Mon 5 lieb. 8pm. l-‘ree.

I‘he 'l‘raverse's monthly format for new writing. featuring ten short pieces with a live music accompaniment.




Perfect Days Thu 1 Feb. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Rapture Theatre presents Li/ Lochhead‘s bittersweet comedy about a celebrity hairdresser and the ticking of

her biological clock.



Kildrum. ()l 236 732887. IP. H. 'lvl'. \\'('. WA]

Sunset Song Thu 8- Sat l0 l'cb. 7.45pm (Thu mat lpm). £8 (£5 ). Adaptation of Lewis (irassic (iibbon‘s novel about a young woman torn between loyalty to

her farming community and her desire to

escape to new pastures.

Asleep Under The Dark Earth 'I‘hu l5 -Sat 17 Feb. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £5 (£3). (‘umbernauld Youth 'l'heatre presents the tale of two friends. Bethan and Nia who become riy‘als when a preacher ztt‘t'iy'es iii their small farming community.

Magnified laughter in Sleuth, Perth Theatre



'l‘ay Square. (ll 383 2235 ill. Il’. H. “(I WA]

Glimpse 'I‘tie o 'l'hu 8 l-eb. Spin. £075 (£4 £4.75). See (ilasgow. llt‘ll l'hcatte, Rum And Vodka 8. The Good Thief l-n ‘l/Sat l0 l'eb. 8pm. £4.75 £0.50

(£3.75 £0.50). 'l'wo new plays frotn (‘onor McPherson. the acclaimed author of Duh/m ('ttm/ and Stunt .\'t'i Ito/m 'I‘he first follow s the consequences of a drinker's three day binge. the other looks at a thug as he confronts his \ tolent ways after kidnapping a mother and het dauuhter.

Wi ows 'l‘hti l5 Sat l7 l'eb. 7,-l5ptn (Sat mat 2.30pm). £4.50t£2.50 L'Ri. .-\ ~10-strong cast pcrfortn this emotiy e play from Latin Attierican writer Ariel l)orfman (Ih'ut/i .\m/ '/'/n' .lltlft/(‘H l. concerning a war—torn \ illage where all tlte men hay e ‘disappeat‘ed'.



liastwood l’at‘k. Rotiken (ilen Road. (ll-ll 577 4070.

A Feast Of Variety 2001 Sun I I/fyton ll l-‘eb. 7.30pm. Hosted by Johnny Beattie (Sun) and Andy ('ameron t.\lon i. this pot pourri of theatrical entertainment features singer Anne Lorne (iillics. litldlei' l’attl .-\tltlcrsotl. Irish dancers the ('eltic (‘otisins. dancers ft'oiti Ballet West and a host of others.

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